Mountain Nature

Shipping Charge: $10.00

  • Museum of York County Book Club
  • This fall, join the MYCO Book Club as we read and discuss Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert. The MYCO Book Club is free and exclusive to CHM members. Meetings will take place at the Museum on September 16th, October 21st, and November 18th. Meetings will begin at 6:00 PM. At the September meeting, the first two sections (The Nature of Cycles & Cycles of Spring) will be discussed. Members may purchase their books online at the Museum Store through August 20th.
  • NOTE: Books purchased through the Museum Store will be available for pickup at the Museum beginning August 31st. *Please note, exhibits and all other spaces except for meeting areas are closed.*
  • About the Book: The Southern Appalachians are home to a breathtakingly diverse array of living things--from delicate orchids to carnivorous pitcher plants, from migrating butterflies to flying squirrels, and from brawny black bears to more species of salamander than anywhere else in the world. Mountain Nature is a lively and engaging account of the ecology of this remarkable region. It explores the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachians and the webs of interdependence that connect them. Within the region's roughly 35 million acres, extending from north Georgia through the Carolinas to northern Virginia, exists a mosaic of habitats, each fostering its own unique natural community. Stories of the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachians are intertwined with descriptions of the seasons, giving readers a glimpse into the interlinked rhythms of nature, from daily and yearly cycles to long-term geological changes.